IPL 2019: CSK rope in all-rounder Scott Kuggeleijn as Lungi Ngidi replacement

first_imgIPL 2019: CSK rope in all-rounder Scott Kuggeleijn as Lungi Ngidi replacementScott Kuggeleijn has featured in two One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and four T20 Internationals for New Zealand so far.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service ChennaiMarch 31, 2019UPDATED: March 31, 2019 14:02 IST This will be Scott Kuggeleijn’s maiden appearance in the cash-rich T20 league (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSScott Kuggeleijn made his international debut for New Zealand in 2017Kuggeleijn had faced trials in 2016 and 2017 after he was charged with rape in Hamilton in 2015Ngidi was ruled out of the ongoing IPL with a shoulder injuryTwo-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Sunday announced the signing of Scott Kuggeleijn to replace injured Lungi Ngidi for the remainder of the IPL 2019 season.Kuggeleijn has featured in two One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and four T20 Internationals for New Zealand so far. This will be his maiden appearance in the cash-rich T20 league.On Saturday, CSK head coach Stephen Fleming had said they had gone in for Kuggeleijn, who bowls quick and bats well and added that he would be joining the squad next week.”For Lungi we’ve been a little bit more selective. It’s obviously a different level of replacement player (required for him) based on price. We’ve gone with Scott Kuggeleijn, who’s a New Zealand international, who bowls quick and bats well. So we’ve gone for an all-rounder who has good pace and good variations. He’ll be joining us next week,” Fleming told reporters.Interestingly, Kuggeleijn had faced trials in 2016 and 2017 after he was charged with rape in Hamilton in 2015. After a hung jury in the first trial, he was found not guilty of rape in the second despite the New Zealand cricketer conceding the woman in question had said no to sex.Ngidi was ruled out of the ongoing IPL even before its start after the South African pacer felt discomfort while bowling during the last ODI against Sri Lanka at Newlands recently.CSK suffered another blow on Saturday after all-rounder David Willey pulled out of the ongoing season because of personal reasons.advertisementEnglish cricketer Willey, who played three matches for the Super Kings in 2018, was quoted by Yorkshire County Cricket Club website as saying that “unfortunately due to some family reasons, I’ve had to pull out of the IPL”.”We are due for our second baby and my wife’s had a bit of a tough time, so I’m having to make sure she’s alright,” he said.”It’s a bit open-ended as to when I’ll be available for Yorkshire, but hopefully I’ll be available for the start of the 50-over competition,” Willey added.Last year, Willey was called up as a late replacement for an injured Kedar Jadhav by CSK and had been retained by the defending champions.Unfortunately, CSK won’t be able to replace Willey in the current season, Fleming confirmed.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Scott KuggeleijnFollow Chennai Super KingsFollow IPL 2019Follow CSKFollow Lungi Ngidilast_img read more

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Film Tax Credit Extended

first_imgNova Scotia will continue to attract film and televisionproductions from around the world, thanks to a 10-year extensionto the province’s film tax credit. The government is also increasing the tax credit from 30 to 35per cent for productions in downtown Halifax RegionalMunicipality, and from 35 to 40 per cent for areas 30 kilometresor more from the city core. In addition, a frequent-film bonus offive per cent is being introduced for companies that shoot twoprojects in the province over a two-year period. “The investment guarantees that Nova Scotia will remain anattractive option for new productions and that our regulatory andtax climate will continue to match our abundant naturaladvantages in location, community support, and technicalexpertise,” said Premier John Hamm, today, March 8. “We arebuilding on the spirit of long-term vision and co-operation thathas made Nova Scotia a competitive alternative in an increasinglycrowded field.” The 10-year time frame of the tax credit gives producers thestability they need to plan for future production decisions, andit gives the Nova Scotia industry a critical marketing tool forattracting more foreign productions. “The tax credit system promotes employment in communitiesthroughout Nova Scotia, since it is calculated on eligible NovaScotia labour,” said Economic Development Minister Ernest Fage.”The industry forms important links with training programs forour youth and the tax credit is key to the industry’s ability tomaintain the crew levels, studio space, equipment houses andother infrastructure that has developed in Nova Scotia over thepast decade.” Premier Hamm also announced an additional $600,000 for the NovaScotia Film Development Corporation to use toward existingprogramming in 2005-06. The CEO of the film corporation, AnnMacKenzie, predicted that the additional funding could lever anextra $15 million of production activity in the province. “The film business is a labour-intensive, environmentallyfriendly, global industry that puts the province on the map likeno other sector can,” said Ms. MacKenzie. “With the enhancementsannounced today, the film corporation can increase localproduction and prepare a marketing campaign to go head-to-headwith other jurisdictions in attracting even more guest-productionactivity.” The cost of the enhancements would be about $1.5 million dollars,which would be returned to the province in personal tax revenuesand spin-offs, according to an economic-impact assessment of thefilm industry done in 2004. The province’s film industry has generated more than $100 millionof production activity in each of the last six years andconsistently employs about 2,000 Nova Scotians.last_img read more

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